Thursday, September 27, 2012

The 28 Blog Hop!

welcome! if finding yourself here from Kate's blog- hi! my name is Leigh, nice to meet you :)
When my sweet friend Jamie asked if i would be interested in a doing a blog-hop to celebrate her 28th birthday, I JUMPED at the chance. Jamie is one of the sweetest, articulate, talented people that i have been blessed to know. make sure to wish her a HAPPY 28TH!!

 (About Me)
For those who don't know me, my name is Leigh. I am in my late 20s (a fact i refuse to acknowledge) a mother to the most amazing 6 year-old boy ever and wife to j- the love of my life. I manage both a high end handbag store & a makeup store, two of  my favorite things in the world. Party planning is my lifes passion and i love to throw dinner parties ("candlelight suppers"- bahaha!) if you follow me on twitter  (or read this blog!) you'll know i'm THE girliest sci-fi girl you'll ever meet. i live and breathe for Bane, fashion, Doctor Who, shopping, Alice in Wonderland, traveling, glitter, ANYTHING pink, nail polish  & Hello Kitty.

(My 28 Project)
When Jamie presented the "28" concept, i was intrigued and mulled it over for a few days. and then BAM it hit me. 28 Pieces. and within a split second  i knew exactly what i wanted to create & share.
28 Pieces. This page is SO me, so RIGHT NOW, that it brings a smile to my face every single time i look at it. I used my Studio Calico Calico "Brooklyn Flea" kit + "Salvaged" add-on, with a couple sheets of blue & purple cardstock and some PP from Studio Calico "Autumn Press" and "Abroad" collections, and the star of the show, the Fiskars XL puzzle piece punch.
 it is JUST. SO. ME. :)

 Jamie has assembled some truly fantastic girls in the 28 blog party- make sure to comment each one for a chance to win the grand prize- a $28* voucher to the online retailer of your choice: Studio Calico, Two Peas in a Bucket or Simon Says Stamp. (* okay, its really $30 but $28 fits the theme just SO MUCH better- hee!) 

GO HERE NEXT ---->Lillian

 thank you so much for stopping by to share my 28 project! it means alot. when you're done hoppin' - make sure to finish up at Jamie's blog to tell her you commented all :) 
come back this way soon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Project Life: Week 7

back again, playing catch up with posting my Project Life. We're up to VALENTINES DAY now. crikey!
this spread is only 99.9% done, i added some smaltzy journaling to the card on the right. This week: fun brunch, only snow day of the school year, Valentines, new books/mags,  especially epic SNL (STEFON! eep! i adore Bill Hader)
and that's Week 7. there are still oh-so-many more until we're caught up. see you soon lovely readers :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Project Life: Week 6

i know. 
i dont wanna talk about it.
 this is Week 6 of Project Life. (February) and now its JUNE. i have nothing to say for myself, i fell HARD off the "Posting What I've Done" wagon.. so bear with me as i update frequently until i'm caught up :)
 i loved this week. i used products from ALL over the place and love the result. Week 6 covered seeing my sweet friend Katie and her adorable daughter, the Jason Wu collection, Superbowl, visit to Whole Foods, girls lunch out, cute cupcakes and tons of fun purchases :)

thanks for looking and not judging me too hard- haha! expect an influx of posting as i cover the last FOUR MONTHS!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Buds & Blooms

i love pages like these :) As you've heard me say before, i call these "Studio Calico Mutts" ;) Combining kits (in this case, "County Fair" with "Shooting Gallery" and "Kissing Booth"add-ons) with retail lines (Autumn Press & Memoir), along with stamps (the original polaroid from "On The Easel") and some odds & ends (the Dear Lizzy Enchanted tag) and voila!
i took these photos of our little rosebush last Tuesday and had this page scrapped by Thursday night :)
thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to me :)
I have been a bad, bad blogger. :(
i didnt blog at all in the month of March. i promise to resolve that. i have so many projects to share, my birthday list, something like 7 weeks of Project Life to post (oh man. thats embarassing), my "Whats in my Bag" post for March, summer plans, fashion & beauty finds and loves and so on. so please bear with me, i promise to be back with a vengeance once i make it through this birthday & easter weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Project Life: Week 5

i fell a teensie bt behind in posting my Project Life album- yikes! But better late than never. i know i carry on & on about the PL being amazing- esp. when i noticed it was becoming a wonderful stash killer for all the little bits. Well, i got to thinking i could begin to use Studio Calico kits in just this manner, to eventually get them "killed" ("Kit Killing" is another one of my Scrap-O-Loutions" for 2012. thats another post- coming soon!)
So for Week 5, i pulled out my Sudio Calico "Boardwalk" & "Sea Glass" add-on kit. (I am SOCLOSE to killing them. eep!) i didnt have any stresses about the product matching the week perfectly. i just put it all together, using the "cobalt" base kit & cardstock, of course. i LOVE the results!

This week: beautiful sunset, cute bandaids, sweet picture text from J, my favorite songs this week, Groundhog Day, "Inception" cookies, going to see "Scary Harry" (AKA "The Woman in Black")

i used an American Crafts six 4x6 horizontal page protector on the left and a WRMK Sleeve #6 on the right. i ADORE the shapes & sizes of the WRMK ones but, i wish they were absolutely, perfectly clear (like Becky Higgins' PL ones. they are perfect)

Stop back soon, i have Week 6 prepped & ready and i'm finishing up Week 7 as well.
have a wonderful weekend all!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whats in My Bag - Feb 2012

hello lovelies. one of my "Blog-O-Loutions" for 2012 was to make my blog more ME. not just a scrappy blog, but incorporate all aspects of my life (day to day tidbits, fashion, shopping, etc etc) One of my absolute favorite features I love to read on style blogs are the "Whats in My Bag" photos. So i decided it is something I'd like to begin sharing with my friends & followers. (and it makes a FAB pic of the day for Project Life- wink!)

I LOVE bags. I'm one of those crazy Bag Ladies. I change 'em every 3-4 weeks and I carry everything under the sun around with me at all times. 9x outta 10, I am rocking a suitcase on my shoulder, wink! I only carry clutches when we're going out or a crossbody when we're at a ball game or walking Riverside. (you take your stuff with you on Riverside- haha!)

Currently I'm carrying the torquoise leather Spectator Glam Tote from Coach. This color has my heart. I GASPED when I first saw it. I am HUGE on tags & charms and what-nots, so I clipped a pink Coach glitter watermelon & Coach bejeweled pig charms on it. I stuck one of my classic Barbie key rings in there and tied a piece of pink ribon I liked on there too. Its going to look a like a gypsy bag by the time I'm done ;) Theres no rhyme or reason to any of it. I just like what I like :)
I'm using the grey patent leather Coach capacity wristlet as my wallet currently. I like the sysytem. Its what holds receipts & coupons. Then I have the orchid patent leather Coach card case with my ID, debit & credit cards. thats all. I was OVER carrying all bazillion store-specific cards with me wherever I went. All those stores just have that info on file, they can pull up my account with my phone #. also in there:
- patent cupcake makeup bag (see below)
- crazy Paperchase camera case
- Pottery Barn strawberry cupcake notepad (its like they KNOW me, haha!)
- dual ended pink Sharpie (I cannot make it through the day ithout Sharpies.)
- pink Hello Kitty pen from Swarovski
- Coach Tattersall mini-skinny (I've had this for-freakin-ever and I still love it. its practically vintage- hahaha!)
- lemom Icebreakers cube gum (HAVE YOU HAD THIS?!? get some NOW. its like lemonade, oh man)
- Pink Chiffon body splash from BBW. (if you follow my Twitter feed, you know I'm currently losing my mind over this scent. I have EVERY SINGLE bit of it. its amazing.)
- EOS berry hand lotion (they make the lip balm n the colorful balls [see below] and I love their lotion. cute slim packaging, perfect size for in a bag)

I dumped out my cupcake makeup bag for this pic. something you should know, I am a makeup MAVEN. If shopping for (and wearing) lip gloss,nail polish, scrubs, masks, toners, shadows, blushes, plumpers and peels were an Olympic sport- I would definiely place on the podium, hee. Admittedly, i have A WHOLE LOT. I literally change this bag every single day.
and no. your eyes do not decieve you. there are EIGHT kinds of lip gloss in there today. bc I am ridiculous. and an addict- hahaha!

- BBW strawberry-infused "Honey Licious" balm. (I've been singing this balm praises for about a week now. it has changed my life. get some!)
- mango Burts Bees
- BBW Aruba Cocunut glitter gloss (oh man. its like a glitterbomb Pina Colada)
- peach SkinnyGirl plumper (best plumper I've ever used. Bethenny knocked it outta park with this line)
- clear SkinnyGirl caffine gloss
- Victorias Secret Strawberry Fizz Beauty Rush
- EOS Starwberry (cuest balm packaging ever)
- BBW BubbleMint Menta-Shine (FAAAAAB!)
- L'Oreal Flexilash (or something. i dunno what its called- haha)
- Visine for contacts (my contacts pick fights with me on a daily basis- I constanly need drops)
- Butter "Henley Regatta" polish for touch ups today
- Bare Minerals Mineral Veil compact. (w/o exaggeration, this changed my life. I used to carry a pot of Mineral Veil & a brush everywhere until this fall whem BM *finally* created a compact. its perfect. the coverage is fabulous. I recommend it whole heartedly)

well thats this month :)
as always, thank you for stopping by!